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June 24, 1933

A Further Study of Dental Clinics in the United States.

JAMA. 1933;100(25):2043. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740250065039

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This publication of the Committee on the Costs of Medical Care presents an analysis of clinics for the care of the teeth in association with hospitals, industries, schools and dental schools. Most of the information contained was developed by the questionnaire method. It is recognized that dentists in private practice are confronted with the same problems that concern physicians so far as relates to the operation of dental clinics. Because the information developed is rather inadequate, the book serves largely merely to indicate the nature of the problem and its extent without offering opportunity for definite conclusions. Apparently there are 1,933 dentists employed in various dental clinics. They work for salaries, although in large clinics much of the service is donated by volunteers. Most dental clinics are, of course, located in metropolitan centers. In these clinics there is an additional thousand employees who are not trained as dentists but who

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